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Ixia Reviews

Updated 29 January, 2015
Updated 29 January, 2015
143 Reviews
3.3
143 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Chance to grow, lots of opportunities to learn about cutting edge technologies related to networking (in 6 reviews)

  • Great talent and cut edge technology (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Problem with work life balance and salary compare to that is low (in 19 reviews)

  • Long Hours, took a long time to get more staff in to ease the workload (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ixia full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    No dearth of challenging work

    Cons

    Lack of carrier development opportunity

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Software Internship Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Bucharest (Romania)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Bucharest (Romania)

    I worked at Ixia as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good life-work balance, flexible hours (part-time), good salary, great, knowledgeable people.
    Really enjoyed working there, had a lot of opportunities to learn, engineers always willing to explain used concepts and frameworks.

    Cons

    Rigid, "corporatist", management(top level).
    Full time employees seem to be really stressed out, and a bit dissatisfied with current company outlook.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should consider getting closer to their employees, allow a more direct/ honest relationship with their engineers.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ixia

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits are competitive with other tech companies.

    Cons

    The company doesn't seem to have a long-term strategy. Hopefully the new CEO will be able to change that. The culture is mainly talk and posters - basically it's work 24/7.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    I like my job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer II in Calabasas, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer II in Calabasas, CA (US)

    I have been working at Ixia full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I like my job and I have no issues with management. Assignments are challenging and interesting - but you have to like the challenge.

    Cons

    Does anyone know where we are going?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think management is on the right track though.. I can't advice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to lean new things

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ixia full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You will not get bored since product covers so many things...

    Cons

    some product lines has great response for any request, but some are not... you totally feel isolated.

  7.  

    8 years at Ixia, 3 years Snr Support Engineer, 5 years Snr Systems Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Maidenhead, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Maidenhead, England (UK)

    I worked at Ixia full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    great products, never boring, as I was in a Technical role it was very interesting. over a majority of my time the mangement were great, products are fantastic and have alot of technical depth to learn. Good frequent trips to the US, but this was when the company was smaller, not sure how many trips there would be now for the UK based employees.

    Cons

    Long Hours, took a long time to get more staff in to ease the workload. work life balance is a challenge to get right, working remote has become easier of the last 2 years I was in the Job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look after your employees, take on more staff to help the overworked remaining Engineers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Overall experience in Ixia is not at all Good !!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Calcutta (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Calcutta (India)

    I have been working at Ixia full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Please don't Join Ixia. It will spoil your life and career.

    Cons

    It's not right place to work long for good people.
    1. Work Culture is not good. No work -life balance.
    2. No rules and regulations.
    3. In some team Managers are not Educated up to the mark. Senior manager with Diploma in Non-IT knowledge. Poor management and difficult to work. Very difficult to work under them. Not sure why company is paying them, why not hire right guy.
    4. HR Department is too much bogus. Same with HR Manager, doesn't have right qualifications.
    5. Poor recognition
    6. Extreme politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Please remove the managers who don't have right suitable education background. Education matters and if you ignore you are basically going to mesh up.
    2. Remove big fat salary guys, who actually doesn't add more value.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mostly positive work environment currently suffering from low morale

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX (US)

    I worked at Ixia full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Mostly positive work environment where you could talk to management and they would try their best to help you with your goals and career objectives. A lot of free snacks and decent benefits.

    Cons

    Long hours. Low morale due to layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better strategic planning. LISTEN to the employees - while some of the feedback may just be gripes or requests that are not feasible given the current status of the business, there are a lot of smart people with plenty of good ideas that could help the company succeed.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Very nice place to start .

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Bucharest (Romania)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Bucharest (Romania)

    I have been working at Ixia full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very good work/life balance.
    Nice place to learn.
    A lot of competent people.

    Cons

    Directors are not willing to change things that are getting worse due to self esteem.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Sales Opportunity!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Calabasas, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Calabasas, CA (US)

    I worked at Ixia full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Never a dull moment as you get to work with companies in test/validation of the latest technical trends. Opportunity to make great commission plus yearly stock bonus. Great hands off management that you get to run and manage your territory like your own business and have direct impact on the outcome of your success. Definitely feel they pay higher than comparable sales positions.

    Cons

    Sometimes you feel like you are on an island since management doesn't provide much feedback. As long as you make your number they really don't bother. No real guidance for career development/advancement. Tendency to plateau and feel like there is no other consideration to offer new challenges to keep you motivated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shake up the sales organization a little and start defining some career paths or else people will start looking elsewhere!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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